Bengal: How BJP Leaders Used Fake News to Build a Communal Narrative on Post-Poll Violence
Political violence in West Bengal has a history of more than 50 years. This time, right after Trinamool Congress (TMC) swept the state by winning 213 of the 292 seats, reports of violence started coming in from various parts of the state.
According to the latest reports, at least 14 people died in political clashes since the election results were out on Sunday….
Amidst all these, BJP leaders, the ‘IT cell’ and BJP supporters have been using social media to carve out a distinctive narrative by spreading fake photographs and videos and give the violence a communal colour….